McClellan's dark horses include snap peas and broccoli or broccolini (broccoli raab
(Yes, please!) The index by ingredients makes finding recipes for a particular ingredient a snap, whether one is confounded by celeriac or baffled by a big bunch of broccoli raab
Popular in Italy but also grown in the United States, rapini (or broccoli raab
) is a turnip-like vegetable that's featured in the recipes of cable television's top celebrity chefs.
Beginning with a chapter of basic how-tos that even veteran cooks may need, she follows with an array of comfortable, doable, inviting recipes from Kimchee to Kefir, from Broccoli Raab
to Sausage Bread Pudding or Corn Salad with Nectarines and Basil (summer will come again!), red-peppery Muhammara and Pear Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins that gently prod you to ferment your own food, use leftovers, make good ingredient choices and pay attention to your own cravings.
Veggie growers may be interested in their new broccoli offering, Broccoli Raab
(Cima di Rapa).
Ricotta-broccoli raab: Saute chopped broccoli raab
in a little olive oil until tender, 2 to 4 minutes.
We also have six different kale varieties including Scarlet and Black Tuscan, carrots such as round 'Parisian Market' and 'Purple Dragon', rhubarb, golden and Swiss chard, Amazonian Aztec broccoli, broccoli raab
, mustard greens, several varieties of spinach, pak choi, sweetcorn, celery, different types of cabbage and cauliflower, Genovese basil, melons, strawberries and more.
(We do.) Once you've blanched your broccoli rabe--also called rapini, broccoli raab
, and broccoli di rape--to remove some of its bitterness, you can turn it into a cold vegetable salad or quickly saute or stir-fry it.
If allowed to bloom and set seed, dill, radishes, arugula, cilantro, broccoli raab
, turnips and any kind of mustard will produce ripe seeds in time for fall reseeding in most climates.
Try broccoslaw, made from peeled broccoli stalks, or chop broccoli raab
buds into a standard creamy cabbage slaw.
Strawberries, cherries, snap peas, carrots, herbs, radishes, potatoes, beets, broccoli, greens (lettuce, chard, broccoli raab
, spinach, kale, collards, parsley, salad mixes) and wild mushrooms.
In March, the plant sends up a flowering shoot that can be used like a broccoli raab
while still young and tender.